A celebration of early music in July

  • Stoke Newington Early Music Festival
  • Little Baroque Company
  • The Telling

Stoke Newington
Early Music Festival

Join us this summer for the 23rd Annual Stoke Newington Early Music Festival. Running from the 28th of June to the 16th of July, this wonderful music festival is an indispensable feature of Stoke Newington; supported by local cafés, restaurants and businesses and enjoyed by lovers of early music from everywhere! Each evening concert will be followed by a drinks reception with the performers. The programme for this year will be available soon!


6th July 2016 - 7.30pm

Oliver Webber

The art of improvisation in Bach and Corelli

In this intimate programme, Monteverdi String Band’s artistic director and bass violinist draw on their experience of 17th century string improvisation to explore later manifestations of the arts of ornamentation and accompaniment in masterworks by Arcangelo Corelli and Johann Sebastian Bach.

8th July 2016 - 7.30pm

Little Baroque Company

Coffee Cantata

Decadence, drama and delight – Bach’s Coffee Cantata as you’ve never seen it before! Fully costumed, this colourfully staged show presents Bach’s comic cantata depicting the rise of the coffee house in 18th-century Germany, re-imagined by Australian set and costume designer Elizabeth Gadsby.

9th July 2016 - 7.30pm

The Telling

The imagined Testimony of Hildegard of Bingen

Blurring the boundaries of drama/concert, this event explores the extraordinary life of Hildegard of Bingen, alongside her haunting and distinctive chant, with candlelight. ‘Vision’ aims to give an insight into the painful visionary experiences Hildegard suffered.

13th July 2016 - 7.30pm

Consortium V

‘As our Sweet Cords and Discords Mixed be’

Recorder quintet Consortium5 celebrate one of the golden ages of English instrumental music, performing a rich array of In Nomines, Fantasias, Pavans and Galliards by composers including Dowland, Holborne, Tye, Purcell and Byrd.

15th July 2016 - 7.30pm

Cheyls Consort

All The Kings’ Men

A wealth of music from composers of the courts of Charles I and II; including works by Gibbons, Jenkins, Lawes, Locke and Purcell. This dramatic period of British History is brought to life through the music of the composers of the era.

16th July 2016 - 11am

Tales in Music

Tales in Music: The Pigeon and the Albatross

Written by Dominic Santangelo, this family concert depicts a tale of Nature in adversity, through the music of Telemann, Handel, Vivaldi and Biber. The Little Baroque Company weaves a dramatic scene, with heroic adventures of escape and friendship!

Thanks to our Sponsors

Tickets £12 to £15, Season tickets £50, can be bought from Bridgewood and Neitzert at 146 Stoke Newington Church St, or on-line with a 10% booking fee.